You’ve Got To Stop Saying That…

A few nights ago, I asked my six year old to clear her plate at the table.  She jutted her hip out with her hand on it and replied, “I don’t want to do that.”

I put on my best mom voice and replied, “That wasn’t a request.”

She walked calmly over to her piggy bank and got a dollar and handed it to me.  She patted my hand and said, “I really want you to do it tonight, Mommy.”

I was incredulous.  Was my six year old really trying to pay me to do chores?

“Don’t bring that dollar to me,” I said in disbelief.

And then she says something that I KNOW she has heard her father say joking, “Don’t worry, I will leave it on the nightstand just like Daddy does.”

I stared daggers at her father while he suppressed laughter.   It was just last year that I made him stop saying “That’s what she said” when she started using it in context. One more thing he needs to stop saying in front of the children.  I will add it to the list.

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